CAMERON HOCKENSON

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Mar 8th 2011 to May 30th 2011 | Jul 15th 2011 to Jul 29th 2011 | Jan 2nd 2014 to Jan 31st 2014
  • PRACTICE : environmental sculpture
  • FROM : USA
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Cameron Hockenson was born in the United States, and has lived between the United States and Europe for over a decade.   He earned a Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University with a concentration in Environmental Design, and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute

Initially studying architecture, Hockenson was influenced by the theories of Christopher Alexander, and critiques of design by Bernard Rudofsky, as well as the poignancy of landscape memorialists like Maya Lin. His sculpture adapted the material sensibilities of British land artists, evolving to embrace diverse human and non-human vernaculars in the environments where he works. Through materials, context, and performative walks, Hockenson's site-specific practice engages issues of biocultural diversity as a unique answer to the question of place.

Cameron Hockenson has shown domestically and internationally at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, California; the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California; Marin Museum of Modern Art, Marin, California; I-Park Foundation, Connecticut; Artist's Open Atelier, Kamiyama Artist in Residence Program, Kamiyama, Shikoku, Japan; the Camargo Foundation, Cassis, Provence, France; Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain;, the 5X5 Project for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and is included in international collections like Arte Sella / Incontri Internazionali Arte Natura, Borgo Valsugana, Italy.